West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Tomblin Issues Statement Following University of Charleston Announcement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin issued the following statement following the University of Charleston's (UC) announcement that it will be Mountain State University's (MSU) primary partner in the teach out program, which allows students to finish their degrees during the fall 2012 semester. UC also plans to establish a four-year private college center in Beckley. These plans are subject to the review and approval by The Higher Learning Commission.

"Throughout the past several weeks, my focus has been the students of Mountain State University. In an effort to assist these students, I've worked with the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the majority of our state's higher education institutions to provide resources and information students need to complete their college education. I appreciate the kindness and compassion shown by all of our higher education institutions, especially their commitment to ensuring a seamless transition for MSU students.
"I'm pleased the University of Charleston has partnered with Mountain State University, working to enable students to earn their degrees while remaining in their communities. Additionally, Beckley and the surrounding areas will benefit from the future establishment of a new campus. Thanks to UC, knowledge-driven opportunities are returning and students can confidently turn their attention back to their studies."

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